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Submitting an Application and on-the-spot Errors Removal

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Applications for residence permit made in the territory of the Czech Republic must be submitted within the territory at a Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic (MOI CR) office, an Foreign Police office or at a Czech Embassy abroad, depending on the type of application submitted and the applicant’s status. Applications for changing a long-term residence permit for a different purpose,  for a temporary residence permit for a family member of an EU citizen or a permanent residence permit must be submitted in person! An application for confirmation of temporary residence of an EU citizen, for extension of a long-term residence permit for the same purpose as applicable until now may be submitted also in other ways. Such applicants must report to the authority in person only to pick up their residence permit.               

  

Type of application

Where to submit it

Visa for a stay of up to 90 days (short-term)

Czech Embassy Abroad

Extending the stay on a long-term visa

Foreign Police in the Czech Republic

A visa for a stay of over 90 days (long-term)

Czech Embassy Abroad

Extending the stay on a long-term visa

MOI CR

Long-term residence permit

MOI CR or Czech Embassy abroad

Permanent residence permit

MOI CR or Czech Embassy abroad

A certificate of temporary residence for an EU citizen

MOI CR

A temporary residence permit for a family member of an EU citizen  

MOI CR

Submission of applications may be made:

  • In person
  • Through a legal representative, representative or guardian *
     

Submission of applications is most often made:

  • at an MOI CR office
  • in writing by registered mail or *
  • in electronic form via data box or *
  • by e-mail signed by guaranteed electronic signature. *
     

* Application for long term visa, application for prolongation of the live to remain long term visa,  application for long term residence permit, application for temporary residence permit for a EU family member and application for permanent residence permit has to be submitted by applicant  in person. In case the applicant is younger than 15 years, his /her  legal guardian (mother, father) has to submit the application on his/her behalf also in person. If the application is not lodged in person or it is not confirmed by applicant in person within 5 days from the delivery of the application to MoI, it is deemed not to be lodged and the proceedings are not commenced (Section 37(4) of the Administrative Procedural Code).  In such case MoI will issued decision stating that application cannot be examined since it has not been lodged and will return the application back to the applicant. The decision cannot be appealed since it is only noted into the file.

Under the provision of § 169d par. 2 of the Act on Residence of a Foreign Nationals (act No 326/1999 Coll.)  all applications for a residence permit that has to be submitted by applicant in person  must be lodged only at the respective bureau of Department for Asylum and Migration Policy of the Ministry of Interior (you can find list of bureau here). Legal obligation to submit the application in person is not possible to fulfill at the Central registry of Ministry of Interior nor at other bureaus of the Ministry of Interior. The application is deemed to be submitted only in case it is handed over by applicant in person to the respective officer. Respective officer can be only employee of the of Department for Asylum and Migration Policy not the officer of  Central registry of Ministry of Interior.

The application for certificate of temporary residence of an EU citizen, or for extension of a long-term residence permit issued for the same purpose, the applicant is not obliged to  submit in person.

Applications must be made on the appropriate form. When the form is not used, the application for long term visa (incl. its prolongation) is inadmissible while in case of the application for residence permit MoI or embassy is obliged to terminate the proceedings and not examine  the application.

MOI CR offices are obliged to accept applications in all cases. It must be clear from the application what the foreign national is applying for. At the request of the applicant, the MOI CR will issue a confirmation of submission of an application.

MOI CR is to provide the applicant assistance and guidance. Guidance and assistance are focused on eliminating shortcomings in the application with regard to the applicant’s specific situation. An MOI CR official will help to correct any obvious errors on the spot if this is possible and expedient.

On acceptance of an application submitted in person by the applicant, the official accepting the application will request the applicant to provide telephone contact number on the application or on the confirmation of acceptance of the application to facilitate easier communication.

According to the provisions of Section 44(1) of the Administrative Procedure Code, application proceedings are commenced on the day of arrival of the application, or other request instigating proceedings, to the locally and substantively competent administrative authority (MOI CR). The time period for issuing a decision begins to elapse from that date. More on deadlines, time period and calculating time elapsed here.

Method of submission

Conditions

To a Czech embassy abroad  

follow the information from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic (MoFA CR), regarding local competency of the embassy.

You can find a list of contact details for individual embassies on the MoFA CR website

To an MOI CR office

do so at the office applicable to your address in the Czech Republic, see here.

To an Foreign Police office

for an application for extension of the length of stay on a visa for a stay of up to 90 days, report to the office applicable to your address in the Czech Republic, see here.

By post in the Czech Republic

on condition that you then report in person within 5 days to an MOI CR office and you are applying for extension of the length of stay on a visa for a stay of longer than 90 days, temporary, long-term or permanent residence, send the application to the office applicable to your address in the Czech Republic, see here; in other cases, attendance in person is not necessary!

By data box in the Czech Republic  

on condition that you then report in person within 5 days to an MOI CR office and you are applying for extension of the length of stay on a visa for a stay of longer than 90 days, temporary, long-term or permanent residence, send an application to the ID address of the MOI CR 6bnaawp. In other cases, attendance in person is not necessary!

By e-mail with guaranteed electronic signature  

on condition that you then report in person within 5 days to an MOI CR office and you are applying for extension of the length of stay on a visa for a stay of longer than 90 days, temporary, long-term or permanent residence, send an application to the ID address of the MOI CR posta@mvcr.cz. In other cases, attendance in person is not necessary!

You can read more on submissions via data box or by e-mail here.


Department for Asylum and Migration Policy, March 22nd, 2018

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